NCSL Database

Reentry and Criminal Records Enactments

NCSL has partnered with Arnold Ventures to develop a database of state law enactments related to reentry and criminal records.


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President’s FY 2021 Budget Analysis Breakdown

President Donald Trump officially released his $4.8 trillion budget request for FY 2021 last week. NCSL staff have provided a summary of the agencies that will experience the largest increases and reductions.



The Electoral College

Read about the Electoral College, how it works and state legislation to change the distribution of electoral votes and about faithless electors.


2019 State Tax Actions

State Tax Actions 2019 presents information about the tax and revenue changes enacted by state legislatures during the 2019 calendar year. In addition to aggregate state tax information, the report contains detailed information on all 50 states.



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Our American States

The “Our American States” podcast is where you hear compelling conversations that tell the story of America’s state legislatures, the people in them, the politics that compel them, and the important work of democracy.



Infrastructure Issue

Urgent infrastructure needs are straining public resources. This month, the magazine examines the policies, planning frameworks and new funding approaches states are using to improve infrastructure systems in four vital areas.



Behind the Scenes of NCSL's 'Building Democracy' Podcast Series

Join NCSL staffers and "Building Democracy" hosts John Mahoney and Megan McClure along with a roster of expert guests as they explore this history—the good and the bad—and how the first meeting of these colonial representatives was the starting point in the story of America’s state legislatures.